Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.
Sometimes when we are speaking with others, we are always already thinking in our head what we want to say next, or have a preconcieved idea about what SHOULD be said, that nothing else sticks. We are so sure that we are right in our ideas, our thoughts, what we are seeing physically in the earthly plane, that we miss what spirit is saying to us. Do we take notes, do we ask for repeat sentences if we didn't catch it all, if we are not sure what the speaker means? Sometimes one word like NOT or won't , the negative adverb can change a whole sentence. Last night at the meeting of some of our leaders in town about our homeless which as in every town is becoming increased every day, I observed that some of the very ones who could help the most, didn't take notes, had preconceived ideas that every person without a home is the ones who use the system, don't want to work, etc. These were the very ones who wanted to talk all the time, but had never been in the situation, didn't have the research behind their words, didn't have the empathy. When I talked on a small community in our county, that had 14 homeless families living in their cars, yet are still sending their kids to school, they didn't know although some of us did, and are helping these families, as one lady said, "we are wrapped up in our lives, our keeping our head above water, we just aren't paying attention". Paying attention to each word, each feeling, each heart, spirit talking to us, is the key to answers. Our political groups are not listening. Our leaders are not listening. We are crying out, sometimes loudly, yet the key here is to listen. Everyone has something important to bring to the table. Just because our ideas are set one way doesn't mean we can't get something out of what even the littlest child has to say. "out of the mouth of babes" is sometimes quite correct as they have no preconceived ideas, no doubt, no reason to tell lies.
I am here my usual hours today. Have to go out to send my estimated taxes to the IRS LOL> Every little bit ( believe me it's a little bit) helps. I've also started back my physical therapy for my legs. So that takes some time. You all are awesome to wait, to listen, to hear.
Love ya, Me, bob and Bets